Jennifer Greeson

Jennifer Greeson

Associate Professor

431 Bryan Hall

Office Hours: MW 12-2 p.m.
Class Schedule: MW 8-10:45 a.m.

American, Early American


Ph.D. Yale (American Studies), 2001
M.A., M.Phil. Yale, 1997
B.A. Duke, 1994


Selected Articles

  • "American Enlightenment: The New World and Modern Western Thought." American Literary History 25:1 (Spring 2013): 6-17.
  • "The Prehistory of Possessive Individualism." PMLA, October 2012.
  • “Imagining the South.” The Cambridge History of the American Novel, ed. Leonard Cassuto, Claire Eby, and Benjamin Reiss (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 236-251.
  • “Expropriating The Great South and Exporting ‘Local Color’:  Global and Hemispheric Imaginaries of the First Reconstruction.”  Hemisphere and Nation, ed. Caroline Levander and Robert Levine (New Brunswick:  Rutgers UP, 2008), pp. 116-39.  (Earlier version in American Literary History 18:3:
  • “’Ruse It Well”:  Reading, Power, and the Seduction Plot in The Curse of Caste.”  African American Review 40:4 (Winter 2006—40th-anniversary special issue on the 19th-century writer Julia C. Collins): 769-778.
  • “Colonial Planter to ‘American Farmer’:  South, Nation and Decolonization in Crèvecoeur’s Letters.”  Messy Beginnings:  Postcoloniality and Early American Studies, ed. Malini Johar Schueller and Edward Watts (New
    Brunswick:  Rutgers UP, 2003), 160-186.  (Earlier version in Yale Journal of Criticism 12:4: 209-48).
  • “Wharton’s Manuscript Outlines of The Age of Innocence:  Three Versions.”  Wharton, Edith, The Age of Innocence:  A Norton Critical Edition, ed. Candace J. Waid (New York:  W.W. Norton & Co., 2003), 412-419.
  • “Mysteries and Miseries of North Carolina:  New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”
    American Literature 73:2 (June 2001; special issue: “Violence, the Body, and ‘the South’”):  277-309.
  • “The Historian as Literary Critic: Gail Bederman’s Manliness and Civilization.”  Borderlines:  Studies in American Culture (Swansea, Wales)5:3 (Autumn 1998):  274-79.

Selected Awards

  • C. Hugh Holman Award, 2010
  • Class of 1936 Bicentennial Preceptorship, Princeton University, 2006-2008
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (designated “We the People” project), 2006
  • Mellon Fellowship, Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities, 2001-2003
  • Mrs. Giles Whiting Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, 1999-2000
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, 1995-1999